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Reliability & timekeeping

Invoice history based on 25 reviews.

Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate92%
Above quote / estimate: kept informed8%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 10
36 reviews
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The Team at Lichfield Spires Development

Lichfield Spires Development (“Lichfield Spires”) is a sole trade business established by Karl Alaniz and consists of a tight-knit team of highly skilled, dedicated craftsmen. The team offers a broad range of skills and expertise gained through having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Through a hard working ethos, all members of our team ensure that they provide customers with a quality of workmanship that both customer and company can be proud of.   

With a genuine passion for creating beautiful living spaces that complement the surrounding environment, Lichfield Spires has established an enviable reputation for creating Properties of Distinction.

Experience & skills

The range of the team's experience strengthens its ability to carry out the majority of tasks within Lichfield Spires rather than having to subcontract work. However, for unique skills we employ the best sub-contractors and will take full responsibility for any work that is carried out on our behalf.

Lichfield Spires employs highly skilled trades people that offer a wide range of skills allowing them to:

  • Project manage developments from start to finish
  • Co-ordinate the renovation of existing properties
  • Assist with the planning, design and development of additional living space including:
    • single and double storey extensions  
    • loft space conversions
    • bespoke conservatory development
    • garage space conversions
    • creation and renovation of outbuildings 
    • design and fitting of kitchens and bathrooms 
    • garden design and landscaping

Development & renovation of old and new

As the founder of Lichfield Spires, Karl has significant levels of experience in development and renovation of both new and old properties. Having originally trained and qualified as a carpenter and joiner, Karl went on to spend the next 20+ years acquiring and perfecting a broad range of skills across many areas of the building trade. With a keen eye for detail and a true understanding of English heritage, Karl appreciates the critical features and requirements of the most challenging restorations. 

English Heritage Award for restoration

Karl is proud of his achievements in building restoration and following a nomination from English Heritage he received an award from the London Borough of Bromley for his restoration of a listed cottage in Kent. A member of the judging panel in fact deemed that having used original materials and methods to restore the property, Karl’s work presented “an important lesson in conservation and restoration”.

Trade membership & insurance

Lichfield Spires is registered with the National House Builders Council (NHBC), the UK's leading setter of standards and provider of warranty and insurance for new-build properties. Lichfield Spires is also a member of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the UK's largest building industry's trade association, and a member of Checkatrade. Lichfield Spires holds public and employers’ liability insurance to cover its work.

Customer loyalty & diversity

The team at Lichfield Spires is proud of the company’s excellent reputation. The company receives a lot of repeat business from a very strong and loyal customer base who are happy to provide new customers with positive customer references. Lichfield Spires deals with a broad range of customers representing different industry areas, from retail and commercial to the public sector and residential customers.

Professional project management

For any project, to ensure clarity and for reference purposes, Lichfield Spires will provide the customer with a detailed and thorough quotation report that clearly defines the scope and phases of the project. This document will highlight any special conditions necessary In order that the project can be completed to an agreed time scale and budget. It also includes a staged payment schedule which ensures that the customer is always kept informed of progress and identifies any issues as soon as they are discovered….hopefully avoiding any nasty surprises.

A truly professional experience

The team at Lichfield Spires will ensure your building experience is a good one….because we do it property!

Based in

Cudham, Sevenoaks, TN14 7QB

Works in

Bromley, Edenbridge, Limpsfield, Orpington, Oxted, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Westerham

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